UPDATE 11 November 2021: When trying to access the website of Kryptono today, we were unsuccessful. There have been no preceding messages on system maintenance or new websites or anything similar.
Accordingly, we believe that this exchange has closed down and we have marked it as "dead" in our Exchange Graveyard. If the exchange's website would become accessible again and the error is just temporary, we will "revive" it and bring it back to our Exchange List.
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Kryptono is a medium-sized Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange. Singapore is actually one of Asia’s biggest birth givers to cryptocurrency exchanges. There are SO many. If we would mention only one of them as competitor to this exchange (gun to our head), it would be Coinut.
Kryptono launched in June 2018. The exchange clearly presents information on the company owning the exchange and the people running it. Regarding the people running it, the exchange states the following:
“We are a team of blockchain developers, cryptographers, research scientists, software engineers, and experts from massive parallel computing, big data/machine learning and finance background from world-class institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT, Cornell, Georgetown, UCLA and UC Berkeley.”
US-investors should be permitted to trade at this exchange. We have not found any information saying that they can’t trade at Kryptono. As always, however, any US-investors interested in trading here should in any event form their own opinion on any issues arising from their citizenship or residency.
The only thing doesn’t really convince us is the name of this exchange. When we read it, we can’t read it in any other way than “Crypto? No”, which is a doubtful message for a cryptocurrency exchange to send…
When first writing this review (18 September 2018), Kryptono had a 24-hour trading volume of USD 32 million which increased to USD 85.2 million on 23 March 2020. However, on the date of last updating this review (11 September 2021), the 24-hour trading volume was as high as USD 267.6 million according to Coingecko. Despite stating this liquidity number, the website also had a note saying that the exchange is inactive. It is also listed as an untracked exchange in Coinmarketcap.com.
Considering the above, we urge our readers to exercise caution before opening a new account on this exchange.
Kryptono Trading View
Different exchanges have different trading views. And there is no “this overview is the best”-view. You should yourself determine which trading view that suits you the best. What the views normally have in common is that they all show the order book or at least part of the order book, a price chart of the chosen cryptocurrency and order history. They normally also have buy and sell-boxes. Before you choose an exchange, try to have a look at the trading view so that you can ascertain that it feels right to you. The below is a picture of the trading view (in advanced version) at Kryptono:
Kryptono Trading fees
At this exchange, the trading fees for takers are 0.10%. The trading fees for makers are the same, 0.10%. This means that Kryptono has what we refer to as “flat fees”. Kryptono’s flat fees are lower than the industry average. The industry average is generally around 0.25%.
The industry average taker fees and maker fees for all cryptocurrency exchanges listed in our Exchange List that are based in Singapore (Coinbene, Coinut, COSS, Coinhako, Cointiger, DragonEX, Coinhub and Tokenomy) are as follows:
Taker fee industry average in Singapore: 0.29%
Maker fee industry average in Singapore: 0.21%
Consequently, Kryptonos’s trading fees are much lower than the domestic Singaporean industry average taker and maker fees also. It’s roughly a third of the taker fees and half the maker fees.
Kryptono Withdrawal fees
Kryptono charges a withdrawal fee amounting to 0.001 BTC when you withdraw BTC. This fee is in line with industry average.
At Kryptono, you can deposit through both wire transfer and credit cards. This can be helpful especially for newer crypto investors. The exchange promises easy access to the assets held with the exchange. You can also make P2P payments supposedly hassle-free.
One should generally look out for the different deposit fees charged by exchanges for deposit of fiat currencies via wire transfer or credit cards, and whereas it might be indifferent to you whether you should deposit via wire transfer or credit card, it might be very different fees. Some exchanges charge a deposit fee of up to a staggering 11% for credit card deposits.